I jumped headfirst into using interactive notebooks this year, and I am loving it! My class is doing a great job of using their notes, keeping them neat and organized, and taking pride in them. I teach in a school with no textbooks so our interactive notebooks are becoming our textbooks.
But, I did run into one snag using interactive notebooks. I had NOTHING to hang out to display what we had been learning. If it was a good display of learning I wanted it in their notebooks. I guess I was being a bit stingy, but I wanted to keep all of their learning in their notebooks.
So, I decided to take what we had been doing in our notebooks and create something similar specifically as a “show what you know” display. So, we have interactive hall displays using our interactive notebook templates!
Basically, I used interactive notebook templates to create a hands-on engaging assessment of sorts. I took each standard that I had taught this year so far. (5.OA.1, 5.OA2, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, and 5.MD.1) and created a template for the students to demonstrate their mastery of the standard.
I also created an answer key so the students could check off their answers and make any corrections needed before gluing and decorating their displays. This took one class period and was a great culminating activity as our first semester comes to an end.
Here is one of the finished products:
Here are a few close ups:
By the end, the students had reviewed our key math standards, practiced applying all the strategies they had learned, were able to self assess their understandings, and created an interactive display to hang out in the hall. It was a definite win-win!
For the templates, I pulled the relevant ones from my 5th Grade Math Interactive Notebooks, which you can find by clicking below.
I plan to use this same idea for all of our subjects as a different review/assessment that will be engaging for the kids.
What ideas do you use for hall displays? Do you change yours out on a regular basis?
Lisa Bee says
What a great display! Good thinking!
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Diane R says
These are great! I keep wondering how to use foldables more in class. I try to make my own, but the more complicated ones look more fun! Might have to go shopping…
Melissa O'Bryan says
Great idea! I love that your hallway display isn't just for show, but actually connects with what the kids are learning.
I have used these with my class, but my students are not organized to keep their notebooks together. I teach math to 4 different groups of 5th graders and they'll show up with their reading notebook or their science notebook and regardless of consequences, they do not set them up the way I instruct them to. (Some do, but not most.) It's very frustrating. I miss the days of teaching a self-contained class.
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What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing!